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♪ >>> winning the america's cup is not just about skill and technology. it's also about strength and athleticism. and today i'm getting a sample of what members of team usa go through to get ready for the world's biggest yacht race. >> my name is jerome kirby. i'm an offside trimmer at team oracle usa. >> so you are one of the athletes on team usa, oracle usa this year in the america's cup. that's awesome how does somebody get involved in this? >> i started sailing at 4. i got into sailing through my dad. i kind of grew up around the america's cup. my dad was in the america's cup and three around-the-world races. i have had the fortunate opportunity of being around it. >> when you were young, did you do it for fun? and when did it start becoming competitive for you? >> i think it became competitive at age 8. >> really? >> when i did my first national championships. >> you were competing in national championships at 8 years old? >> yeah. >> give me an idea. what does workout entail? >> in the mornings, most mornings, all of us are in here lifting. and afternoons after sailing, you
no surprise, i have tremendous conflicted feelings about the teacher america. but my main concern today not just about this and i don't just mean about today, i mean, right now, what is going on in the country, is we see the pervasiveness of not only the teacher of america but a number of other organizations that are frankly araid around the privatization strategy and around the anti-untonight strategy, and i, so i... and so i understand, and this is the problem. i mean, we were pretty clear that when we were seeking, which i as you know and i am totally behind and whatever i can do. i want to do. are changing our work related to private funders and helping them to support the work. but we were really clear that what we wanted them to do and the deals that we were going to make with funders was to support the work we want to do. in line with our philosophies. and yet, we see a lot that we have private funders and i don't know that these are among them but the private fundsers who say, we are going to give you this money but spend it on what we want to you to. not what we want to. and so
youer is if we have a comprehensive report about all of the, all of the teacher america impacts on all of the schools in the district, as you know, i have recently, raised the issue about certain schools, where they are and by the way it is not a secret. because teacher america tells all of the graduates and all of the funders and the public this. what we are doing is getting ourselves into all of the parts of the school districts. we want to take over this and take over that. and there are schools in our district where there are administrators and teacher of america graduate and they are biased in favor of teacher of america graduate and they go to events where they say, okay, teacher for america graduates now that you are an administrative positions we want you to focus on hiring teach for america interns and so i want you to tell us how much of that we are we have in our school district so that we can know that it is not just a sort of silent creeping take over if we were going to do it, somebody is going to have tell me, that we want to have this company do this for and yous that f
sunday morning. >>> and coverage of the america's cup, the leadup to the america's cup seen here today. the finals delivered thrilling racing action, too. lawrence scott is at the america's cup park with the latest. >> reporter: this was a beautiful day in many respects, probably the best day out here thus far. the promise of this america's cup racing on the bay fully realized today. there were fans here today at america's cup park who got to see two races which is kind of a novelty because winds have been high. we seem to do a nightly wind report. right now they did get in two races today. take a look. >> reporter: with cooperating wind the finals had its first race day where both scheduled races had starts and finishes from both missed time as team new zealand is off and running. victory before the domination continued. race two unique in that it occurred and was the most competitive of the summer. emirates team new zealand is the fastest challenger and claims the second race pushing the lead of four to one leaving three more victories for a date with oracle usa. >> it was a really g
.m. eastern here on c- span. ," ours weeks "newsmakers guest is the ceo of heritage action for america. he talks about his organization's agenda and its position on issues pertaining to health care and immigration. here's a preview. [video clip] >> in this environment right now, it is very difficult to handle immigration the way we should be. which is bypassing piecemeal pieces of legislation, getting the border secure. we also have a gigantic imbalance between labor supply and labor demand. all of those questions do not require amnesty. you can get all of the economic benefits that people talk about in fixing our broken immigration system without giving amnesty at this time. that is the position we support. unfortunately in this environment right now, the moment something passes the house, the pressure on immigration, which has dissipated over the last couple of weeks and months, will immediately be back in the forefront. >> you can watch the entire interview with michael needham of heritage action form for america on newsmakers -- on "newsmakers" sunday at 10:00 a.m. eastern and 6:00 p.m
: race, slavery and the troubled history of america's universities." we wrap up tonight's prime time programming at 11 p.m. eastern with the biography of charles manson. .. thank you very much for that lovely introduction. i suspect all of you know this but ladies and gentlemen, tonight you will be in the presence of a literary giant. among latin american giants, gabriel marquez is known for mesmerizing, others educate, and captivate, and then there is eduardo galeano. truth teller, galvanize her, firebrand, a writer who tells us about history, that those who inhabit the corridors of power don't want us to know more truly understand. eduardo galeano was born a commentator, it seems. by the time he was 14 he was publishing cartoons in newspapers. by 20 he was the editor of the left-wing weekly newsletter, he became the top executive of a paper of record. in 1971 at the tender age of 31 he published day hair raising indictment of north american influence on the hemisphere. the open veins of latin america. four years ago at the summit of the americas, hugo chavez hand and a copy of that
the past 50 years. today america has its first black president. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >> and african americans do routinely hold top posts like secretary of state, attorney general, national security advisor. top corporations like merck, american express, mcdonald's and xerox have had or have now black ceo's. oprah winfrey is america's second black billionaire, following in the footsteps of publishing mogul robert l johnson. african americans are among the country's top sports stars and celebrities in fields one restricted by racing, swelling the ranks of black millionaires. yet in other ways america is far from king's dream. racial divides persist in income, educational achievement, and poverty. question, are we less conscious of race today than in 1963, more conscious of race today, or are things about the same? pat buchanan. >> i think we're probably more conscious right now, john, but i was at the march on washington. i was up there in the lincoln memorial when dr. king gave that address. and it was a moment really when the cresting of the civil rights movement,
want to know is a review of all of the contracts that we have with the teach for america, further i would like to know how much administrators and how many teach for america teachers and other staff people that we have in each school. which will tell us what the profile is, of those teachers in the schools that have teach for america graduates as administrators. or a departments that have it. i am not asked for that, i don't know what, you know the board may want to discuss this whole issue. i am only say that this is something that i would like to know and i think from our earlier discussion, that there is consensus on the board that we would like to know that because when i raised that issue before, there was and there were other members of the board who said, yeah that would be good to know. >> commissioner murase? >> i would be interested in the kind of data that she has asked for but i want to remind my colleagues that there was a committee meeting last year, twr (inaudible) presented a lot of very detailed data comparing teach for america teachers performance with non-teach fo
with nature could help you get a good night's sleep a stern warning from america's cup after actor tom cruise took a spin on the bay. >> i'm sandhya patel. i'll show what you weather changes are coming up straight ahead. >> thank you. >> and michael finney checks out a classic american car is that making a >>> sky 7 shows firefighters tackling a brush fire this afternoon starting about 3:00 )y and winds spread so quickly authorities should down willow pass road during response this, is just across the street from the sea cal power plant at 10th street. the plant was never in danger. a new study in oakland found a whooping cough shot for adults are not always enough to prevent outbreaks. the booster was found to be effective only 53% to 64% of the time. researchers say it points to the fact a new vaccine is needed to prevent the outbreaks becoming more common these days. one of the america cup teams is in hot water for letting actor tom cruise and his son steer one of the racing boats. void vido released of them on board but it turns out guests have been banned on board since a deadly zment ma
water. >>> and good morning, i'm laurence scott here at the america's cup. in a couple of hours, we will have louis vuitton cup challenger series racing for you here, artemis racing going against luna rosa. going to talk a little bit about the technology that goes into these race telecasts and just where "artemis" is upon their triumphant return, coming up. >>> talk about the weather out there for america's cup racial, wind likely playing bigger role in today's race. they are going to be a little bit stronger out there, about 20 north knots, 23 miles per hour. chilly in san francisco. the big weather story, showers on the way. that's right, showers tomorrow morning. tell you where and when. >>> president obama on a publicity tour talking about spying and housing and jobs. we will take a look, coming up. >>> okay, and do you think there's anything wrong with this t-shirt? why parents want it to be pulled from store shelves. >>> america's cup racing action is back on the bay today. in just a matter of hours two teams will hit the waters as part of the louis vuitton cup. nbc bay area's
. >> reporter: before leaving on vacation president obama promised to do more work for america's disabled veterans. and he pledged those who sacrificed for this country won't lose their benefits despite washington's budget cuts. >> i believe this work is more important than ever. because this time of war that we've been in is coming to an end. >> the president hopes to have america back on a peace time footing in a year and a half. but his friday news conference showed he's fighting on a lot of political fronts. >> good afternoon, everybody, please have a seat. >> he's trying to calm the controversy over nsa surveillance. he's still battling members of congress over obama care. >> the one unifying principle in the republican party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don't have health care. >> reporter: in martha's vineyard, president obama looking for a break from the heat. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> more guns are off bay area streets tonight thanks to a gun buyback program in oakland today. the organization youth uprising partnered with the oakland police depa
>>> a chaotic day at the america's cup in san francisco after two sailors go overboard. >>> it's been a violent 24 hours in oakland. we'll have the latest on a double homicide last flight and a shooting today in broad -- last night and a shooting today in oakland. >>> and 13 stories of concrete crashes down and now cal bay east bay's warren hall is just a pile of rubble. what scientists hope to learn from this. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm heather holmes. >> i'm ken pritchett. >>> well, another mishap in the race for the america's cup as two sailors are thrown overboard this hour on a windy and choppy bay. jade hernandez joins us live with the condition on the sailors and hue the races will go -- and how the races will go on. >> reporter: we're live at the marina. today, spectators saw the most dramatic action here just a few hours ago. >> as they make the turn, look at the acceleration. >> reporter: some spectators called it scary. you are watching the emirates team. during a sharp turn, two crew members went overboard. both men suffered only bumps and bruises. >> the safet
good, go, see you. two americas, a connected one and a nonconnected one. i think people are getting so rang angry about it. >> we are going to have more on that from a different angle. see if the viewers can figure it out. some celebrities are using popularity -- bob is okay. they are pushing causes that say they care about. matt damon being criticized for not practicing what he preaches when it comes to education. that discussion when "the five" comes back. ♪ [ male announcer ] when the a.c. goes out in a heat wave, it's nuccio heating and air conditioning that comes to the rescue. at&t helped nuccio put a complete mobile solution to work. mobile routing to send the closest technician and mobile payments to invoice on the spot. where do you want to take your business? call us. we can show you how at&t solutions can help you do what you do... even better. ♪ >>> every kid in america deserves a good education so they have a shot at success in life. they are not getting it in america's public schools. it does not help when celebrities support teachers unions. we told you about matt da
is an example of what made america great. courage to confront hard shot and abuse, determination to move past and gratitude to a country that made it possible for anyone to succeed and discover one's self worth. .. >> she has also written articles for the "wall street journal," national tribune, los angeles times, "the weekly standard," and others. currently, ms. ma is a vice president of the advisory firm, and she's the policy adviser of the heartland institute, a free market think tank. it is my pleasure to introduce ying ma. [applause] >> thank you, all, thank you so much. rita, thank you very much for the kind introduction. i want to say thanks to all the volunteers who made this event happen, special thanks to rita for all her hard work, coordination in recent months, and, howard, thank you for having me here. it's an honor for me to tell you a bit about my book and my story, but whenever i talk about my book, i have a tendency to think of another author, and that author is president barack obama. as you may recall, the liberal media raved about barack obama's writing abilities in the 20
>>> good morning, america. and breaking overnight, golden ticket. at least three people waking up brand-new multimillionaires this morning, after an all-out frenzy coast-to-coast to buy tickets for the almost $500 million jackpot. >>> also breaking overnight, a raging wildfire out of control. home after home burned to the ground, as firefighters are injured and the inferno blocked people's escape route. >>> and usher speaks out for the first time about his 5-year-old son's terrifying accident in the family pool. why he says he's overwhelmed right now, as his custody battle with his ex-wife now heats back up. >>> i've been daft punk'd. >> is stephen colbert really angry? or did he just pull off one of the more elaborate stunts you'll ever see? from ashton kutcher to matt damon, so many celebrities helping him to retaliate against the hottest pop band right now. we're going inside the viral sensation. >>> has stephen colbert ever not been happy? >> he's really angry, america. >>> good morning, america. i know some people that are really happy. here are the winning numbers in the lot
comcast "global crossings" immigration, civilization and america by alvaro vargas llosa comes at a perfect moment and it puts immigration in historical context showing how so much of the debate today is not actually new in american politics and that we can be guided by a lot of american experience, long american experience. it's better to let the author talk to us about that. my good friend alvaro vargas llosa is the senior fellow at the center for global prosperity at the independent institute who publishes -- who has published this book. he has been a nationally syndicated columnist for the "washington post" writers group. he has been the author of numerous books including the che guevara risk and the guide to perfect latin american idiot which was a bestseller in the spanish edition in latin america. he is a big what has in his columns that appear throughout latin america every week and has contributed to leading newspapers in the united states. he has been a board member of the "miami herald" publishing company and an op-ed page editor and columnist for the "miami herald." i could go o
branch on powell street in san francisco. next month they reportedly hit the bank of america on this street pictures from the security camera there. again, the same mo where the robbers take over the bank jump over the counter and commit the robbery by gun point. last thursday the fbi says the robber took over the first republic bank on geary. agency also looking for a second bank robber. they dub this man the up close bandit because of the clarity of the security video. they believe he's hit at least 2 banks. so far he hasn't been as violent as the high jumper. >> simulating as if he has a weapon underneath his clothing. never displays the weapon. if i'm not mistaken he utahizes a note. >> fbi says since october of last year they have had 160 bank robbery if san francisco jurisdiction and that is from the oregon border all the way south to monterey. and that's an increase from the same time last year. they have also seen a pattern developing in these bank robbery not only in the commercial districts but also in shopping centers. vick lee, 7 news. >> livermore police
fields, moves from the park to the courthouse. >>> the disappointing outcome of america's cup that has nothing to do with the races themselves. >>> accuweather forecast center, and true to form, bay area weather will be warming up then cooling down. the ever-changing bay area forecast >>> the search is on right now for an at-risk san jose man who has been missing for nearly a week. 44-year-old larry morris is 5 feet tall, 160 pounds. police say he has the mental capacity of a 2-year-old. he was last seen at valley fair mall thursday. an all points bulletin has been sent to surrounding police agencies to be on the lookout for larry. anyone who may have seen him is asked to call the san jose police. they want to get him back to safety. >>> a disabled veteran is asking for help in finding his lost service dog named lobo. he ran off yesterday afternoon after getting spooked. lobo has lived with army vet jeff wilson for more than a year and a half. jeff works with "operation freedom paws," an organization that rescues dogs from shelters and pairs them with disabled vets. lobo was last seen
at the airport, the impact of a massive fire is having on travel in one country this morning. first, america's money report. >> good morning. tomming america's money, shaping up to be a nervous day on wall street with stocks falling for the second straight day because the fell reserve could pull back on the infusion of cash. the feds are going after bank of america, the justice department is suing them for lying to investors about the risks of the loans that led to the housing clap. a spokesman said investors had ample access to the data. and taco bell waffle taco is selling like hot cakes so it will be sold at 100 more taco bells in fresno, omaha, and a happening today a contractor is tear down the house where three women were imprisoned and rapes for a decade. here is a look at the home that belongs to 53-year-old ariel castro. work is be done right now to tear it down. one of the victims, michelle knight, released balloons to signal the start of the demolition. he was sentenced last week to life in prison plus 1,000 years after pleading guilty to hundreds of kidnapping and rape charges. a
are the featured speakers at an immigration ceremony in oakland. >> i'm glad i live in america. >> that's justin tye of olinda elementary school in richmond. he's the first-place winner of the celebrate america creative writing contest. the others are runners-up and read their essays for the swearing in of 1200 new citizens. >> in america, i have a right to get a good education. >> we will accept you for who you are, you can come from here or near afar. >> here i am the land of the free, the land of peace and opportunity. >> also at today's ceremony, dennis wu has been singing at citizenship ceremonies since he was 5. former mayor gavin newsom set aside february 22nd 2008 as dennis wu day. >> reporter: we're live in hayward where city workers are on strike. we'll tell you why they are so fired up and how an earlier confrontation turned nasty. >>> starting to feel like summer again. rosemary orozco will be here to tell you how long this had will last. >>> and ordered to return trophies. the charges of cheating in the america's cup. >>> the father of a 12-year- oldby accused of killing his 8- year
switch has some cal fans not happy. >> i'm lawrence scott at the america's cup where we are very close to stabbing a challenger to oracle team usa in the finals. the latest from the cup finals coming up in a report in a bit. >> and clouds are beginning to increase ahead of the next cold front that's going to offer fog and drizzle that could impact your morning delays. we'll get to those delays and let you know what we expect for the forecast after this. secure a spot in the america's cup finals. lawrence scott is at america's cup park. team new zealand is close to getting to take on oracle team usa on the san francisco bay. hello, lauren. >> reporter: how you doing. let's talk america's cup history. start going back to 2010. oracle team usa in a gift match beat the swiss team. there was no blewy va on the challenger. in 2007 team new zealand swept. they are very close to eliminating them and moving on to face oracle team usa. take a look. the seemingly inevitable delayed one more day at the finals. high winds delaying the first scheduled race of the day between new zealand and the ital
has an official challenger in the america's cup. that's straight ahead. >>> also strong words from syria. what officials are saying about a chemical weapons attack and the harsh warning for the u.s. >>> and the latest local target and protes >>> displaying large rainbow flags, a group in san francisco protested russia's law banning what the country calls gay propaganda. the group gays without borders picketed st. nicholas orthodox church in the castro. they want a dialogue with the church. no one at the church could be reached for comment. >>> anti-government rebels claim 300 people died after a toxic gas attack last week. the white house says there is, quote, very little doubt that syria used chemical weapons against its own citizens. syria's deputy foreign minister denies it. >> this is a big lie. and in syria we have a responsible government, but at the same time we have irresponsible enemies. >> the syrian government accuses rebels of the attack and warn the united states not to launch any military action saying such a move would set the middle east ablaze. president obama is l
u-s-a for the americas cup. emirates team new zealand -- seen here with the red sail -- bt italy's luna rossa challengr the louis vuitton cup this >>> good evening. the peewees will go for the america's cup. playing new zealand. kpix5 don kna about pp is at pier 27 with a look at the day in sailing. don? >>> fog is just part of the game here. today, a boat emerged from the fog. >> reporter: it was not wind but fog that challenged the teams for the america's cup. >> it is just all of our hopes and dreams. we get to go on and go through to the end. bring home the cup. >> reporter: the wind hits the summer that saw a team member killed and a capsizing of the swiss boat over a debate for the change for rutters for safety that some said will handicap their boats. it was tossed by an international sailing jury. despite criticism, fans defended the billionaire's sport. >> i can not imagine a prettier place. people are enjoying it. i think it is a great deal for the sport. >> just three super high-tech 72 foot catamarans competed. and today new zealand became the challenger. >> the win
of one of the largest water and waste agencies in america. >> reporter: and that's a part of martin's legacy? >> absolutely. >> reporter: in oakland, haaziq madyun, kron 4 news. >>> the fog is already moving back in. it is down in san jose and out through the livermore valley. visibility is not too bad, but the fog will continue to settle in. it is dense in patches near the coastline right now. that is where it will stay overnight. it will clear faster leading to warmer conditions. it will be warmer into friday, but cooler weather is ahead for the weekend. satellite and radar picture showing a storm passing us to the north. there is the tail end of it. this increased our sea breeze winds tonight. they are going to die down tomorrow. we will have less fog for friday. here is a look at fog tracker for the 6:00 hour. morning widespread low cloud coverage. by the 8:00 hour, it is lifting from the north bay. by 10:00, it is back to the bay shores hovering through the livermore valley and san jose, very quickly back to the coastline. lit clear a little faster out there. temperatures will
>>> good morning, america. and breaking overnight, flash flood emergency. midwest towns evacuated as the water rises four feet in two hours. a 4-year-old swept away. a desperate search for victims. there are watches and warnings in ten states. >>> and the sole survivor. the firefighter from the band of hot shot brothers who fought that lethal wildfire in arizona where 19 lost their lives. the moment when he realized they were all trapped and lost. >> i hear phones ringing, knowing it was their wives, their families. >> the abc news exclusive. >>> is he breathing? is he breathing? he's breathing, yes, ma'am. >> and breaking details of the shocking pool emergency for usher's young son. trapped under water in the powerful suction of a swimming pool drain. what everyone needs to know right now about the danger in the pool. ♪ i'm on the edge of glory >>> and breaking free. the jaw-dropping daredevil stunt, handcuffed in a locked coffin, pushed out of a plane. how he broke free. we'll talk live to the stuntman behind this epic escape, only on "good morning america." >>> good morning,
team oracle usa for the america's cup next month. this will be new zealand's fifth appearance in the last six america's cup races. >>> reporter: san francisco fog might dampen an airshow or fireworks but it's just part of the game for the sailing teams competing to race oracle for the america's cup. new zealand whisked out of the fog to defeat italy's luna rossa team. >> we mean to go on and do the whole deal at the end, you know. we want to bring home the cup. >> reporter: the win caps a tumultuous summer that saw artemis team member andrew simpson killed. followed by a fierce debate over a physical change to rudders for safety that some teams said would hinder the boats. the alteration was tossed out. despise criticism of the america's cup as an overbehind billionaire's sport, bay area sailing fans flocked to watch and defend the races. >> absolutely. i can't think of a prettier venue and the fact that they are still racing the 45s after this is over, i think the excitement is there and people are really enjoying it and i think that's doing a great deal for the sport. >> rep
of mortgage-backed securities. it comes one day after we learned the government is suing bank of america. >>> and crash tests this morning show your new car might not protect you in an accident as well as you might think. of 12 small cars tested, only the honda civic earned the top safety rating. and half of the cars tested, were rated marginal or poor. >>> police in new jersey say two thieves who posed as golfers, may have been targeting country clubs from florida to massachusetts in recent weeks. they say the men made off with thousands of dollars in cash and credit cards, after hitting three new jersey clubs. they were arrested after allegedly targeting the locker room of another exclusive club last month. >>> and finally, a little -- trying to get mom's attention. that's what happened with this bear. he was trying to get up on that jet ski. he was trying to distract mom who was interested in eating a fish. when she didn't share her share, he was on the jet ski to go catch his own. hopefully didn't leave the keys. that might have been funny. or a man in a bear suit. >> thank you, amy.
coverage of america's cup. >> a wild weekend. for the second strait day of competition, a team is forced to drop out mid race due to an equipment malfunction. emirates team new zealand got off to a strong start and then hydraulics issues crippled them. let's go back to saturday. we is a luna rosa bow out. sunday, luna rosa turned the tables for their first win. here is the skipper, max sorena. >> no one i think was giving us any chance in this final. and we worked over there. >> now keep in mind on race days during this challenge, we're set for two races per day, but for the second straight day, the wind limit was exceeded over 19 knots. here is emirates team new zealand ray davies. >> it caused a problem with the hydraulics system. and it is impossible to sail without hydraulics. so we have to bounce back and get on with it. >> now two races are set for monday which is getting it's full use as a reserve day. as we have seen, high wind can play spoiler. i'm lawrence scott. >> the sun was out today, and rob has the weather for us. >> still seeing the sun now, clouds are approaching san fr
soon get involved. and emirates new zealand is now just a win away from advance to go the america's cup final against team oracle usa. what stopped the kiwis >> knew this morning, authorities in floor are investigating just what led a trucking company employee to go on a shooting spree that left two former colleagues dead and two others injured. according to police, the 72-year-old hubert allen junior shot them yesterday at several locations around union county, florida. authorities say allen first shot and killed a 28-year-old former coworker, then went a short distance and fatally shot his 80-year-old former boss. later he shot and wounded two other men before going home and killing himself. >>> new this morning, ousted egyptian president hosni mubarak will be in court today to face retrial in connection with the killing of protesters back in 2011. he was flown by helicopter to a military courthouse this -- from a military hospital to a courthouse this morning. mubarak was released from prison and transferred to house arrest in the hospital. mubarak was found guilty last year for fail
also didn't demand that america somehow give us preferences in the form of racial and ethnic quota. in fact, being asian in california pretty much meant we didn't receive any of those quota or preferences. but racial quota and preferences were dolled out quite lavishly to sons and daughters of dennists, doctors, and other middle class professionals who belonged to racial categories that were far more in fashion in our society. regardless, in the end we prevailed. we prevailed over the welfare state. we got out. certainly we didn't do it alone. the kindness of the american people has always impressed me. i think it's something that impresses all immigrants to this country. and we remain grateful to those who offered a helping hand and a warm smile. repeatedly, when i was reading a piece in the "the wall street journal" written by governor jeb bush, i thought of my family's journey out of the ghetto. he said "today the sad real city if you're born poor, if you're parents didn't go to college, if you don't know your father, and if english is not spoken at home, then the odds are stack
of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> please be advised that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pages and similiar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. please be advised that the chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any persons responsible for the ringing or or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic device. please be advised that a member of the public has up to three minute to make pertinent public comment on each agenda item unless the port commission adopts a shorter period on any item. next item items not list on the agenda. >> we have alex walker from san francisco beautiful. >> good afternoon commissioners. my name is alex walker representing san francisco beautiful an organization that existed for more than 60 years in san francisco and the cable cars under threat of being dismantled and i am here to talk about an issue in the august meeting. the proposed what is the pilot recognition program for piers for t
. here is the latest from america's cup and the races and the water. >> reporter: i'm lawrence scott, where a challenger team is close to elimination, while the defender, oracle team usa is getting attention as they watch and wait. the latest coming up in just a bit. >>> after three races in the semifinals, the italian team continues their dominance over the favorite, the swedish racing team as a more aggressive approach to the prestart leading to perhaps their best all around race yet. giving them a commanding 3-0 lead in this best 4 of 7 series, with a 1:18 win over artimus. and amidst the news that oracle usa was forfeiting their world series, their training continues leading up to the september 7 start. they are watching and learning from these challenger races. >> we learn a lot about the race course, then we learn a lot about the configurations of the other boats and their strengths and weaknesses and the different configurations, whether it's upwind, down wind or reaching. so it's been quite good to watch the cup and the racing. >> reporter: and the defenders get prepared for
spent some time checking out the america's cup boats. the avid surfer found the boats fascinating and able to get a firsthand look at the action. he got a behind-the-scenes look of team usa. >> i'm a total novice when it comes to anything to do with this sport but that's great because it's all fresh and new and exciting. and excuse me while i zip up my britches. i went from knowing nothing to a little something all in a day. >> after signing autographs he got to ride along on an umpire boat. they go about 50 miles per hour on the bay. wow. during the final day of the louis vuitton semifinal round said he loved it so much he's coming back next month. the red hot chili pepper closes out the music festival tonight in san francisco's golden gate park. >>> dozens of crews of dragon boats competed on lake merritt this weekend as part of the oakland dragon boat festival. it drew teams from across the united states. the boats are colorfully decorated with a carved dragon's head. a tail end of the stern and scales painted along the hull. the dragon's claws are the 20 paddlers. winners adva
. >> at the americas cup, there is supposed to be two races and there was just one. what we saw was full of chills.o we have a report coming up. [ marco ] i'm a student at devry university. and this is my home team. this is my large lecture hall. this is my professor. and also my coach. this is my booster club. this is the guy who's graduating ready for a great career in technology. [ male announcer ] in 2012, 90% of devry university grads actively seeking employment had careers in their field in 6 months. find your career success in the bay area. learn how at devry.edu. . >>> continues moments for americas cup. we have more from the americas cup park with the latest on the most dramatic day yet. >> if each day of the louis vuitton cup finals, than the challenger may be spent or borrowing new equipment. the strained start by high wind exceeding the 19 knot limit. they worked a dagger board and once the race began, the dagger board failed them, rendering the race a lost cause. they would not finish. new zealand while completing the course found themselves in a frightening scenario. they were digging int
country to another. >> do you understand americas have been saying we can no longer back this government. >> i can understand why you would be worried and concerned about the loss of life. i can't understand how you can be silent about the terrorism. i know your values, i lived in america. your silence is appalling in comparison what you stand up for your country. >> the country will investigate whether security forces have used excessive force in the past week but protesters have attacked government buildings, churches and hospitals. >> we can debate whether there was restraint or not. do you really want to stand up and say shooting, burning a hospital isn't terrorism. >> at the same time are you willing to accept the security forces fired into crowds. >> into targets, into crowds, i'm sure they did. fired into targets in crowded areas, i'm sure they did. but they were targeting particular issues and people. >> the other people in the crowd were collateral damage. >> they were also shooting from inside the crowd. >> every night on egyptian tv you see nothing but videos allegedly showing
and what they did that they have not been able to do this two years. >> good morning, topping "america's money," traders hope today wall street will end the losing streak after the 6th straight day in the red shedding 100 points and slipped 4.5 percent from the record high on august 2. there is a surprising new survey of what happens to wedding gifts you give: 82 percent admit to selling some of the >> covering novato, oakland, sunnyvale and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> at 4:41 we look at the roof camera and you can see the ferry building to the left with all the weather details coming up. >> animal control will schedule a hearing next week to decide the fate of two pit bulls that attacked a 10-year old in antioch. friends and family and people who don't know hunter came out to raise money for his medical bills at a restaurant last night. they say the boy is doing well and recovering. one of the dogs that mauled hunter while plague at a neighbor's house was supposed to be put down yesterday but that didn't happen after the owners requested a hearing. that news was a let down
>>> good morning, america. and breaking overnight. >> whoa. >> yosemite on fire. our reporter, just outside the national park, there on the fire line. remarkable shots from the air. more than 19,000 firefighters in more than 10 states across the west, battling these flames right now. >>> i consider myself a survivor. my mom raised me to be strong. >> also breaking, hannah anderson speaks out. the 16-year-old revealing for the first time what really happened when she was abducted. and on the run. and the shocking allegation now from her kidnapper's sister. >>> what do i need to do in order to not circumvent anything, follow the law. because this is ridiculous. >> caught on tape. the rising political star, pressing police to let his niece out of jail. he says, he was just helping out a relative in trouble. the surprising reaction from the cops. was his call for freedom an abuse of power? ♪ i'm on top of the world >>> just plane crazy. look at this. yep. that's two 9-year-old girls standing on two planes, flying at 100 miles an hour, right into the record books. >>> and a very good m
will be right back after this. ,,,,,,,,,, [ superfan ] we're hitting the road to help america discover the new helper. you've got to try this sweet & sour chicken helper. i didn't know they made chicken. crunchy taco or four cheese lasagna? can i get another one of those actually? [ superfan ] hey, america, we're here to help. ♪ too small. too soft. too tasty. [ both laugh ] [ male announcer ] introducing progresso's new creamy alfredo soup. gets hurt?? the 49ers aren't sure >> we talked about this. this is a huge potential problem. >> right, who is the backup to the starting 49ers quarterback, colin kaepernick? what happens if he goes down? they signed wallace to a one- year contract. he was released by the saints earlier this week and the sacramento native will compete with cole mccoy, cj daniels for the number one job. new raider running back rashad jennings who signed to be back up, showed his inner southern gentleman when the virginia native found $20 at an atm in san francisco. >> somebody just lost $20. i know they felt sick. so i went to the restaurant and i said excuse me, sir, is a
% of the time. >>> it will be in new zealand for the showdown for the america's cup. the deciding race of the cup today. the victory makes team new zealand the challenger for the u.s. for the 54th america's cup. it is the 5th time in the past americaa's cups that new zealand will be in the final match up. >>> sprinting out in the open while being ambushed. not one to take credit an army sergeant with bay area ties gets the highest military honor. why he said it is important. >>> and something smells a little fish nethis area of san rafael, no, really, it stinks. i will tell you what it is and why nothing has been done about it. >>> drizzle and sizzle this afternoon. good evening, everybody. the back to work and back to school forecast as the news continues on kpix five ,,,,,, 'til labor day to reward yourself! get 48 months interest-free financing on the entire tempur-pedic cloud collection. not to labor the point... but this sale won't last long! ♪ mattress discounters! he stench coming f >>> well, people living in one neighborhood are saying enough is enough. they can not take the
america's credibility, deter the future use of chemical weapons and, critically, be a part of our broader policy and strategy. in the senate republican john mccain said now is the time for more and better weapons to be sent to the rebels. the top republican on the arms services committee said he cannot support a strike without more information about costs and purpose. more than 100 lawmakers in the house from both parties have told president obama he must come to them to seek congressional authorization before launching a strike. >> major garrett, thanks. this morning, the u.n. secretary-general asked the west to wait until his weapons inspectors have finished looking for proof of a chemical attack. holly williams is at the turkey/syria border. holly, good morning to you. >> good morning, anthony and gayle. here on the syrian border most of the syrian refugees we've spoken to would welcome u.s. strikes against the regime. many of them have been fighting against the government in the country's civil war. inside syria, there are many people who still support th
>>> good morning, america. final countdown. a huge blow for the u.s., as britain bows out of an attack on syria. the white house now ready to go it alone. new details right now about the strike that could happen this weekend. >>> the nfl agrees to pay almost $800 million to thousands of players suffering from concussions on the field. but are they doing anything to prevent more injuries? we hear from one of football's most famous players. >>> i just remember asking what happened? >>> hospital horror. the unbelievable story of a brother who donated his kidney to save his sister's life. and a nurse mistakenly tossed it in the trash. we'll hear their emotional story this morning in an abc news exclusive. >>> and imagine your cherished wedding memories disappearing forever. that's what happened to hundreds when their wedding video company shut down with no one to call. this morning, one very tenacious recorder tracks down the hidden files. and with cameras rolling, we have very special reunions. >>> and good morning, america. big holiday weekend ahead. that last gasp of summer
are making money. >>> the most expensive cities in america to raise a baby. three of them right here in the bay area. >>> a new survey reminds us how expensive it is to live in the bay area. san jose wins the nationwide with new parents spending over $41,000 over the baby's first year. santa cruz reigns second according to the real estate website. new york third followed by san francisco. seven of the top ten cities are in california. primarily because of housing prices. boston rounds out the top five. housing and child care costs turned out to be the biggest influences in this study. >>> thousands of south bay students and their parents have one more thing checked off their back to school to do list. sacred heart community service in san jose was handing out backpacks to kids in need, stuffed with $60 worth of school supplies including notebooks, pencils, gift cards for new shoes. organizers say even though the economy is improving especially in the south bay, many families still need help. >> there is employment for people out there but most of them are underemployed at this time.
of the america's cup. you will hear from the competitors on how this could affect the races. >> sandy is here with the weather. >> changing weather. cooler tomorrow but will the spill over into the weekend? i'll be back with all the details. 7 news female narrator: the mattress price wars are on the mattress price wars are on at sleep train. we challenged the manufacturers to offer even lower prices. now it's posturepedic versus beautyrest with big savings of up to $400 off. serta icomfort and tempur-pedic go head-to-head with three years' interest-free financing. plus, free same-day delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. when brands compete, you save. mattress price wars are on now at sleep train. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ . >> we have major breaking news to report from new zealand. there. usgs measure it at 6.8 so very large earthquake hit the country capitol of wellton and south island. show you a picture here of students at victoria university taking cover under their desk. keep in mind it's afternoon over there. middle of the daytime. police rescued seve
:30 when we check with abc7 news reporter cornell bernard and an update. at 7:00, "good morning america" will have a report from the fire lines after the abc7 news. >> now the new bay bridge where we are a little more than two days away from the closure to get ready for the debut. that closing starts late in the evening on wednesday august 28. it will last for up to five full days over the long labor day holiday. the bridge will re-open by tuesday, september 3rd, the day after labor day. preparations for the closing are underway. we are joined from the toll plaza with more on what is happening. matt? >> three toll lanes are closed over the past weekend so they could put in fast-track only lanes for the new bridge. you can see all the lanes are back only this morning and the work is done. all 9 bay bridge is closed to prepare for the opening of the new eastern span after labor day with no traffic allowed for four days going wednesday night at 8:00 and the closures starts with rolling traffic blocks by c.h.p. on the main roads leading to the bridge with on ramps in oakland and san francis
has filed a civil lawsuits against bank of america. it claims the megabank defrauded its investors on $850 million worth of mortgage- backed securities. the government filed a suit in the federal court in charlotte, north carolina. >>> accusations against california mayor are sordid and now a female marine is the 11th marine to accuse him of sexual harassment. >> i don't appreciate being used as a bargaining chip to fulfill his sexual desires. >> that is katherine raggazino, an iraq war veteran. she said she and her nurse met with san diego mayor bob filner to ask for his help dealing with the veterans administration. the woman says the mayor seemed to be willing to help but only for a price. >> it was extremely disturbing to me that it made it very clear that his expectation was that his help for katherine depended on my willingness to go to dinner with him, spend personal time with him and be seen in public with him. >> the mayor began intensive counseling this week to address his behavior. but so far, he has refused to step down. >>> cindy sheehan plans to run for governor next
. >> later on, disappointing outcome of the america's ç nerve in mexico cities this morning people rung out of buildings after a strong earthquake shook the area. the epi center almost 200 miles away. mexican authorities say three rustic homes collapsed there. in the bay area mexican immigrants called relatives to check on safety. >> usually earthquakes come every often they only, if they come, just wait. everything happens. >> the quake did not cause any serious injuries there have been seven after shocks registered near acapulco since the quake. to make sure you're prepared west posted guidelines for stocking a emergency kit and developing plans for the family. it was developed north cal. >> a&c2o 44-year-old larry mors is five feet tall weighing 160 pounds. police say he has mental capacity of a 2-year-old last seen at valley fair mall thursday. an all points bulletin has been sent out to be on the lookout for larry. he can't be out there alone. a missing toddler disappeared six weeks ago without a trace. the coliseum posting information with a picture of baby daphne webb and the hot li
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